Continuing our series of celebrities and famous football fans, this week it’s the turn of Norwich City. Norwich are hugely supported in East Anglia and have an unsurprisingly large amount of celebrity fans too, including some big Hollywood names and sporting stars. Being a Norwich Fan myself, I may out of habit put a bit too much information about the club in this article…apologies.
Delia Smith – I’ll start with the most obvious one! National treasure and TV Chef extraordinaire Delia is probably not Norwich’s most famous fan, but she is the one with the closest affinity to the club. Along with her husband Michael Wynn-Jones, she is one of the majority shareholders in the Norfolk club.
Stephen Fry – Stephen was appointed to the Norwich City board back in 2010, and often attends matches (when his busy hollywood schedule allows) and can often be seen tweeting about events at the club and on those match days when he can’t attend.
Jake Humphrey – Sporting fanatic and television presenter Jake Humphrey is from the East, and went to University in Norwich, he is a huge fan of the club and gets involved in matters at the club whenever he gets the chance (and isn’t presenting F1 or otherwise).
Simon Thomas – Local lad, former Blue Peter and current Sky Sports News presenter Simon Thomas is not only a lifelong fanatic of the club, but is vice-president of the Norwich Supporters Trust.
The Darkness – A band who you either love, or, like the majority of people, find mind-numbingly annoying (sorry), but the local lads are big fans of Norwich City Football Club and have even talked about recording a song for the club (cringe).
Sir David Frost OBE – David Frost began his career as a presenter on ITV, which is local to Norwich. He has confirmed in recent years that he is a fan of the Canaries.
Hugh Jackman – Perhaps the strangest on the list, and another Hollywood actor to join the Norwich fanclub. The Australian star of the ‘Wolverine’ films has a mother from Norfolk and has talked in interviews about his love for the club, perhaps Wolverine might be able to do a job for the club in a Roy Keane style midfield role.
Myleen Klass – The popstar and talented musician as well as classical composer is another from Norfolk and is said to be a supporter of the Yellows.
Any more to add? Let me know if I’ve missed out any Norwich fans and I’ll add them to the prestigious list.